English Premier League releases schedule for 2015-16 season

Wednesday June 17th, 2015

The Premier League released fixtures for all 20 teams ahead of the 2015-16 season on Wednesday. 

The season will begin on Aug. 8 and is set to end on May 15.

Chelsea will open its title defense at home against Swansea City, but the opening weekend is headlined by Manchester United vs. Tottenham at Old Trafford. 

Arsenal will open the season by hosting West Ham, while Manchester City travels to West Brom and Liverpool plays Stoke City away. 

Manchester City finished second in the Premier League last season, while Arsenal finished third. 

Chelsea and Manchester City will meet the second week of the season at Etihad Stadium. The return leg at Stamford Bridge will take place on April 16. The two clubs drew both of their Premier League matches last season. 

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Chelsea will host Arsenal on Sept. 16 and play Arsenal away on Jan. 23, while Manchester United will take on the defending champions at Old Trafford on Dec. 28 and Stamford Bridge on Feb. 6. 

See complete Matchweek 1 fixtures below. 

Matchweek 1 (Aug. 8)

AFC Bournemouth vs. Aston Villa
Arsenal vs. West Ham United
Chelsea vs. Swansea City
Everton vs. Watford
Leicester City vs. Sunderland
Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United vs. Southampton
Norwich City vs. Crystal Palace
Stoke City vs. Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester City

- Stanley Kay

13:20 | Planet Futbol
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